Mostly curious. I can't really afford to buy it, but it's the best price on a decent anvil I've seen in a while.Would Sweden mark their anvils with Imperial Pounds?
Are you just curious or are you considering a purchase?
I know. I've always thought an anvil with history would be cool to have.OK, I will spare you my speech on buying old anvils then...LOL
Thanks Chris. That's a very kind offer.Sean, if you tell me how much you are thinking of eventually spending (when you can) and if you are just going to forge knives or other things too. I will save you some research and point you in a direction. I am going to be buying a new anvil in the next year or so to replace my Peter Wright so I have researched the subject.
Thanks for all the information Chris.In that price range my choices would be the following, Please keep in mind I prefer a London Pattern Anvil because I forge a lot of different things.
1). Kanca 110 drop forged anvil $640 delivered to your door. Link: https://www.centaurforge.com/Kanca-110-lbs-Drop-Forged-Double-Horn-Anvil-50-KG/productinfo/DFA110DH/
2). Emerson 100 pound traditional anvil with turning cams $810 delievered to your door. Same site as above
I have also been researching Holland anvils which are made from H-13 steel and have a good reputation on the forums. They are currently out of stock on everything in your price range but I would surely look them up when you are ready to pull the trigger. I have my eye on their big Sawyers anvil too.
Remember the main reason for getting a heavier anvil is so you can use larger hammers on them. The general ratio for hand hammers and anvils is about 50:1. A two hundred pound anvil will love a four pound hammer. Yes, the work area is larger, but the main reason for the expensive 300+ pound anvils is so you can swing BA sledge hammers on them. If you are like most other people (myself included) I mostly swing a 2.5 pound rounding hammer and sometimes a three pound straight peen. I have a 140 ish Peter Wright which is what I need. If it did not have a sway in it (which Peter Wrights are known for) I would not want for a new anvil. No 300 pound anvil needed.
For about half or less of the cost above, Boss Dawg has the Black Robin (knife work only) or the NC knifemaker anvil. I have not used either of those but I know guys using the NC anvil as teacher anvils in their shop and they like it.
There are other anvils out there but for the money those are MY choices.
Thanks for the kind offer Steve. I believe I will pass for now though. As I mentioned in my post to Chris I want to wait until this whole Covid-19 thing has settled down some. It looks like a decent anvil though.Sean, there is a 70 lb. one on Craigs list in Missoula under tools, looks like it's in pretty good shape. I'd be happy to pick it up for you if it's something your interested in. I think he's asking 375.00, Steve
That's a good point. I left a half bald truck tire out on the side of the house one night (just for the night) and it was gone the next day. And yet I've left a 30 ft extension ladder in our back yard before many times without incident.I too have been thinking about getting one of those Atlas Tool & Knife anvils. It puts most of the mass under the work and has a hardy hole to hold tools. One would also be light enough to use my dolly to move it into my garage to keep it from being stolen like my last two were.